In June 2017, the Moscow Duma unanimously approved the demolition of more than 4,000 apartment blocks in various sites across Moscow city, home to nearly 2 million people. Most of this housing is privately owned, the consequence of the privatisation of state housing after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It has been a highly controversial decision,
As part of the new developments near the train station of Amsterdam Sloterdijk, the housing association Eigen Haard will develop a 50 meter high housing block next to the railway tracks of the Hemboog. The program is 9.000 m2, with 130 apartments and a social-commercial space for creative industries. We won the architects selection with
As part of the redevelopment of the area called Wellton Park on the Prospekt Marshala Zhukova in Moscow, this project, dubbed K11, will be the spectacular final act that completes the district. Our project Dutch House, the two apartment towers that will be completed early 2018, also stands in this neighborhood, as is the Bon
A practical research project by Sputnik, 15 housing associations, subsidized by the ministry of the interior. In 2013 the national policy regarding social housing shifted considerably. According to the new policy, the rent for social houses should be less subsidized and more fit to the income of the tenant.
We’ve produced a feasibility study for the Hofbad Toren in The Hague commissioned by housing association Staedion. The resulting model is a highrise with social housing apartments and it is used as a base for the D&B tender.
Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik
For the very first time on December 7th Wienerberger organizes the Russian Brick Awards 2017. Paul de Vroom is performing a TED-presentation about the importance of brick architecture in his career, especially in the projects he realized in Russia in the past and in the project we are realizing at the moment: The Dutch House
On December 7th Bert Karel Deuten lectured about our research project Goed Wonen in een Betaalbare Woning at the conference ‘Betaalbare nieuwbouw, dat doe je zo!’ organized by Platform31. There is a growing demand for affordable housing in The Netherlands. Bert Karel joined the discussion with the panel and the audience to find the answer
Since 2014 we have been working with Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers, COA, on different assignments for refugee housing. We find it a very rewarding job to work on projects to enhance the living circumstances of people in hardship. The general brief for refugee housing is relatively new. In The Netherlands (permanent) refugee centers only exist
In 2001 we got our very first commission as Sputnik office. Two pensionados were planning to move from the Randstad to the countryside and had specific ideas about their new home. One of which was that the mother of the lady of the house would move in and have her own quarter inside the house.